With the huge success of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ those who are wondering what ‘Star Wars: Rogue One‘ will be like, you’ll be happy to know that at least the extras in the film are going to be as accurate as possible. Well, as accurate as you can be for events that take place in a galaxy far far away.

The first stand alone film is going to focus on The Rebel Alliance as we’re shown a gritty war movie where we center on the pilots who are working on the front lines to win the war against The Empire. I do say the Empire as we’ve previously heard that all of these stand alone films will be prequels so we’re most likely going to see them combatting the regime under Palpatine and not Snoke’s First Order. Specifically, Gareth Edwards’ work is supposed to take place prior to ‘A New Hope’ and revolve around those involved in stealing the plans for the Death Star that put things on course for Luke Skywalker to be the hero of the rebellion.

So how are they making it realistic? About 40 members from an Army Air Corps Apache unit, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force were offered to use their leave and be hired to be background characters in the film. So, actual pilots doing what they would normally do on set in Cardington in Bedfordshire which is where ‘Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope’ had initially been filmed in 1976. The new cast members were actually all surprised that the job was being offered to them and in many cases didn’t quite believe it as one anonymous pilot said:

“When our Officer Commanding asked us if we wanted to be an extra in the next film during a morning brief, nobody put their hands up. We all thought it must be a wind-up. It took him most of the day to convince us that he really did know someone who was looking for a body of men to mill around in the background and do what they were told.”

Seems these men and women really lucked out if you ask me. They, as everyone else involved with the films, had to sign an NDA and not bring anything to the set which could capture images or video.

Are you glad to hear that ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ is using real servicemen and woman to increase the accuracy of what a military unit would look like? Do you like the idea that we’ll not only be visiting the future of ‘Star Wars’ but the past as well? Share your thoughts below!

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Will be Stealing The Plans To The Death Star On December 16th, 2016

Source: Cinema Blend